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We hold regular events

We hold regular events, and our members are regular speakers at conferences and events. Our next event is the 2020 House of Lords annual luncheon and lecture.This event has now been cancelled until further notice. Further information will be provided in due course.

See report on the 2020 annual Education Lecture HERE

For an announcement on recent HEPI Publications see here.

Patron of NCUP

Baroness Pauline Perry

For a message from the NCUP’s patron, Baroness Pauline Perry, for the 2021 AGM, see here.

Baroness Perry is an educationalist, a Conservative politician and a member of the British House of Lords. She served as one of Her Majesty’s  Inspectors of Schools in England for 17 years, in 1981[…]

Advance notices

HEPI, with support from Lloyds Bank, is delighted to invite you to a webinar on Tuesday 8 June, ‘From COVID to COP26: What more could higher education institutions do to drive environmental sustainability?’

Higher education institutions have a critical part to play in the national and global effort on climate change (as outlined in a recent HEPI paper). Ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow in November 2021, HEPI and Lloyds Bank are hosting a joint webinar on Tuesday 8 June from 11.30am to 1pm, to consider what more higher education can do to help push environmental sustainability.


  • Professor Keri Facer, Zennstrom Professor of Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University, Sweden and Professor of Educational and Social Futures at the University of Bristol;
  • Professor Mark Fellowes, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Resource at the University of Reading and a Professor of Ecology;
  • Tony Juniper, Chair of Natural England and Fellow of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership;
  • Professor Eunice Simmons, Vice Chancellor, University of Chester and Professor of Sustainable Environments; and
  • David Willock, Managing Director, Sustainability & ESG Finance, Lloyds Bank
  • To register your place, please go to: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RMOjryQxQECkaNwhn8WcYQ

    After registration, you will be sent details on how to join the webinar.

    HEPI and UCAS are delighted to invite you to an ‘In Conversation’ webinar with Clare Marchant, Chief Executive of UCAS, on Friday 30 July 2021 at 11am - 11.40am

    Ahead of this year’s A-Levels results day, HEPI is pleased to host another ‘In Conversation’ webinar with Clare Marchant, UCAS Chief Executive. During this webinar, Clare will make some opening remarks before taking part in a short discussion with Nick Hillman, HEPI Director, concluding with an interactive Q&A from the audience.

    To register, please click on the following link:


    The 2021 NCUP (Virtual) Annual Education lecture, was delivered on 17 February by Sir Anthony Seldon.

    He spoke on: “A New Vision for Higher Education Post Covid-19: From Policy-Takers to Policy-Makers”

    For a report on the lecture and links to YouTube and a podcast please see here.

    Open Consultation:

    Post-qualification admissions in higher education: proposed changes

    Please see link here (open until 09:30 13 May 2021)

    News in brief

    For more details see HERE.

    Council member Barry Quinn in the news

    Council member Dr Barry Quinn of King's College London volunteered to support the national vaccination programme and also participate in the King's Civic Challenge by working to distribute donated food in support of Borough Food Cooperative to help tackle food insecurity duding the pandemic. A report on the event can be found here.

    Winners of NCUP Travel Awards Announced

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    Winners of the 2019-20 NCUP Bursaries

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    Brescia Colloquium May 2020

    The Brescia 2020 Colloquium at Lake Garda scheduled for May this year was postponed until 7-9 May 2021 and a report on the event can be found here.

    The Truth about Health

    The NCUP conference ‘The Truth about Health’ scheduled for the coming October has now been postponed until sometime next year.